Donald Trump throws his weight behind race-row senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

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But hopeful Democrats are eyeing a narrow path to victory next week by driving up African-American turnout after Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith stirred outrage with her remark to a supporter that she would attend a "public hanging" with him if he asked. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is in a runoff Tuesday against Democrat Mike Espy.

With the final senate race happening on Tuesday, campaigning is crucial for Mississippi Senate candidates. The state leadership is also firmly in GOP hands, with the governor, the state House, and the state Senate all controlled by the GOP.

"My approach is MS first", Espy said at last week's debate.

It's not the first controversy that Hyde-Smith has caused. Thad Cochran retired in April.

The league said in a statement Sunday it was revoking a $5,000 donation it had made to Hyde-Smith. The caption on the post read, "Mississippi history at its best!"

"If people vote on taxes, guns, abortion or judicial appointees, she's going to be fine", he said.

Hyde-Smith's campaign did not immediately return a request for comment. "All the MS farmers want is a fair deal, and I'm excited that the president has stepped up to renegotiate these deals".

But race has become a dominant issue as Hyde-Smith faces Espy, a former congressman and US agriculture secretary. The contribution was heavily scrutinized because Hyde-Smith thanked her host at a public appearance earlier in the month by joking, "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row".

MS has a history of racially motivated lynchings and violence against people who sought voting rights for black citizens. About 38 percent of the state's residents are black.

"I will be in Gulfport and Tupelo, Mississippi, on Monday night doing two Rallies for Senator Hyde-Smith, who has a very important Election on Tuesday".

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Espy spoke for almost 30 minutes Monday to a crowd of about 200 people gathered at church in Jackson.

"The President is coming to stump for me, as we call it", Hyde-Smith said.

It's the last U.S. Senate race to be decided in 2018 and will determine whether Republicans pad their slim majority. "I think not", said a fan. He said of Espy, "Oh, he's far left, he's out there". And he told the crowd, "don't take any chances" by not voting. It will be Trump's second trip to MS on the senator's behalf since October. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss ahead of Mississippi's special election.

On a November 2 campaign stop, Sen.

"Democrats will also destroy your health care by inviting caravan after caravan after caravan" of immigrants into the country illegally, he claimed, warning they would wreak havoc and bankrupt the Treasury Department.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Espy, and three Democrats who could run for president in 2020 - Sens.

In addition, the former lobbyist and US agriculture secretary under President Bill Clinton collected $750,000 after lobbying on behalf of an African despot now on trial for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court. She and her campaign have refused to talk about the Confederate hat.

Trump defended Hyde-Smith Monday.

Trump had defended her comments by saying they were "said in jest", adding "she is a tremendous woman and it is a shame that she has to go through this". He said he knows "where her heart is and her heart is good".

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